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Adult Jiu-Jitsu



Bindner Academy understands that everyone has their own personal reasons for training. This is exactly why we offer different programs dedicated to your interests. Or, train in them all!


If your focus is in well-rounded self-protection and functional movement training for safety, mobility and longevity, we recommend our FUSION Jiu-jitsu classes.


If your interest is in specialized ground grappling for sport with intense fitness and competition, we recommend our BRAZILIAN Jiu-jitsu classes.


If you are a professional over 35, looking for a physical leadership training program, we recommend our EXECUTIVE Jiu-jitsu classes.

All adult classes are one hour in duration with an optional 30 minute LAB up-grade, directly following.

Research it, experience it, and decide for yourself. You simply cannot go wrong!



Fusion Jiu-Jitsu



In modern times, one must be able to take charge of, and maintain their physical, mental, and emotional state, read the environment, navigate fear, stress, conflict and adversity, and master the moment by mastering the breath.


Fusion Jiu-jitsu is a well-rounded martial art and science designed to forge street self-protection and mobility skills to keep you safe, healthy and active. Discover the joy of learning, moving, and having fun while becoming a "Warrior in the Garden".


We know that the thought of having to protect yourself from bigger, stronger and armed assailants is scary, but Fusion Jiu-Jitsu is designed to help you detect, deter, and de-escalate dangerous situations, and overcome your fear and anxiety, no matter who you are. Training cultivates peace of mind, inner balance, and a deep sense of preparedness in the lives of it's practitioners.


There’s nothing quite like the feeling of knowing that your mind and body are strong, agile, ready and able to do whatever you command them to do. Studying Fusion Jiu-Jitsu teaches students that they can leverage their mind and body’s strength, mobility and power to accomplish things they never thought possible. Over time, consistent training increases everlasting self-confidence, humility and inner security – and that carries over to work, home, and every day life.


Jiu-Jitsu training is a great way to sharpen your mind, energize your spirit, tone your muscles, and enjoy everlasting confidence, courage, connection, and clarity in life.


By integrating movement with stretching, Fusion Jiu-Jitsu uses the breath to link the mind with the body. Let’s face it, life is more enjoyable when we can move freely, without pain and discomfort. Not only will you receive the physical benefits, such as increased flexibility, stability, durability, dexterity, cardiovascular function, agility and balance, it has been proven that physical exercise also stimulates cognitive capacity. A Fusion Jiu-jitsu Warrior is capable and able to lift and carry load, run, jump, climb, and protect themselves, their family, and their way of life.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Enjoy learning the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (the game of human chess), at the region's first Jiu-jitsu school. BJJ is a combat grappling sport that is played mostly on the ground, and is based on the practical application of technique and leverage to overcome an opponent. It does not rely on strength, size, or speed, but rather on the intelligent use of strategy and technique to overcome such physical attributes. What is required is stamina, technique and spirit. Weekly classes will help improve physical toughness and strategic thinking skills, while offering an intensive workout regime with some self-defense applications. The odds are always with a technician over a brawler. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students push their bodies hard and learn what they are capable of.

In this unique program, students will learn safe methods of employing the mechanical advantage, using fulcrums and levers, body/bio mechanics, combining well-timed movements, efficient techniques, training methods and strategies. This type of intelligent training will not only lower the frequency and severity of injuries, but will also lower the amount of energy you expend to accomplish your objectives, and show you how to get more enjoyment out of your Jiu-jitsu training. You will sweat, lose weight, decrease your body fat, develop and tone your muscles, gain flexibility and mobility, increase your balance, agility, energy and endurance levels, decrease stress, and increase your brain function, centeredness and focus. Not to mention improve your self-confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline, health and over-all mood. 

Executive Jiu-Jitsu


Discover Jiu-jitsu principles, strategies, tactics and skills that can be transferred to daily professional/personal life, relationships and business. EJJ is our answer to professionals over 35, who have limited time in their schedules, and wish to sharpen their physical and mental edge to stay ON TOP. Learn how to apply Jiu-jitsu training to business with this course TODAY!

Bindner Academy's 3 Pillared Approach is based on Control:

1) Safety First (minimum risk, with maximum reward)

2) Leverage (minimum input, with maximum return)

3) Simplicity (practical and functional over fancy)



Monday FJJ @ 7:30-8:30pm

Tuesday BJJ @ 8-9pm

Wednesday FJJ @ 7:30-8:30pm

Thursday BJJ @ 8-9pm

Friday EJJ @ 12-1pm

Saturday FJJ @ 10-11am

Sunday (Open Mats)


All evening and weekend classes have an optional 30 minute LAB up-grade program directly following. A freestyle practice time to test, drill and explore techniques, capabilities, and reflex skill development.



What People Are Saying

Jack M. Scott, Ph.D.

I strongly encourage anyone who wants to improve in their confidence, stamina, and physical and mental well-being to consider Jiu-jitsu.  It is an amazing martial art that can be performed by anyone of almost any age.  Sensei Bindner and the other teachers provide exceptional care and attention to help you reach your goals – whether it be obtaining your next belt or a black belt.  They are truly sincere in their efforts and make each class an enjoyable and wonderful learning experience.  I wish I had started when I was younger!!


Andrea McIntyre

“Sensei Bindner is a dedicated, patient, generous and skillful leader who sets a tone of respect and courtesy in everything he does. His discipline, compassion and professionalism evoke the best in the people around him. His expertise produces the highest quality results. Whether you are looking for a dojo to join, or a specialized training program for your agency, Derek Bindner can provide excellence in every aspect of program delivery. He has the uncommon ability to teach and engage students of all ages and aptitudes, and to inspire people to engage and experience the rewards of effort.”


D. Davis, Business Owner

I hold Fusion Jiu-jitsu and Sensei Derek Bindner responsible for putting me on a better path in life that I am still on today. It is not only a great workout, it teaches you that when the going get’s tough and your brain is screaming at you to stop, you really can push past that and actually learn to enjoy or embrace the challenge at hand. I feel that has translated into not only me being in the best physical shape of my life, at 42 years old, I also feel I can make better decisions as a business owner and more importantly, a father. I now crave taking on new physical and mental challenges and conquering them… and then of course passing on that knowledge and mindset to my children, and others, and leading them by example.


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